Decolonization Seminar

July 8th, 2014

9th International Seminar on Decolonization: Upcoming Public Lectures

The National History Center is pleased to announce two public lectures held in conjunction with the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization. • Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m.: “Spies, Allies, and Murder? The Ominous Origins of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hanoi’s Postcolonial War,” with Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen. • Tuesday, July 22 at 4 p.m.: “Decolonization and […]

February 3rd, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Decolonization Seminar Participants!

The National History Center is pleased to announce the 16 individuals who will be joining the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization this summer in Washington, DC! Amber Abbas, St Joseph’s University, Indian Students and Decolonization: American Interests, the Cold War and the Prospects of Radicalism Jeffrey Byrne, University of British Columbia, A World Too Fast […]

October 6th, 2013

Be among the first 1000 members of H-Decol!

The National History Center is pleased to announce that a new H-Net list devoted to decolonization, H-Decol, has launched, and has already reached the 500-subscriber mark! Thanks to the herculean efforts of International Seminar on Decolonization alumni Paul McGarr of the University of Nottingham and Stefanie Wichhart of Niagara University, the new list is up and […]

October 1st, 2013

Applications now being accepted for Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization; deadline November 1

The National History Center is now accepting applications for the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization, to be held Sunday, July 6, through Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Instructions on how to apply can be found at “How to Apply for the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization.” The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, […]

July 27th, 2013

July 30: Wm. Roger Louis on Dimensions of Empire: The Oxford University Press

In Conjunction with the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization, A public lecture by  Seminar Director Wm. Roger Louis of the University of Texas at Austin: “Dimensions of Empire: The Oxford University Press”  Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Room LJ119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress Wm. Roger Louis is completing work on Volume 3 […]

July 18th, 2013

July 23: Kenneth Pomeranz: “Resisting Imperialism, Resisting Decolonization: Making ‘China’ from the Ruins of the Qing, 1912-1949″

In Conjunction with the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization, A public lecture by Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago: “Resisting Imperialism, Resisting Decolonization: Making ‘China’ from the Ruins of the Qing, 1912-1949″ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Room LJ119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress When a republic replaced China’s Qing dynasty in […]

July 15th, 2013

July 16: Elizabeth Borgwardt on Decolonization, Human Rights, and the Birth of the U.N.

In Conjunction with the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization, A public lecture by  Elizabeth Borgwardt of Washington University in St. Louis: “Present at the Creation?” Human Rights, NGOs, and the Trusteeship Debate at the 1945 UN San Francisco Conference Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Room LJ119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress This talk is […]

June 4th, 2013

Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization to Convene July 7, 2013

The  National History Center’s Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization convened  July 7, 2013, bringing a new cohort of scholars  at the beginning of their careers to Washington, DC for four weeks of research, discussion, and writing on this emerging topic. Hosted by the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, the seminar is generously […]

May 13th, 2013

Lecturers for International Seminar on Decolonization Set

The National History Center of the American Historical Association has announced the lecturers who will speak in conjunction with the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization, July 8 through August 2, 2013. Elizabeth Borgwardt, associate professor of history and law at Washington University in St. Louis, will give the first public lecture, scheduled for 4 p.m. […]

March 2nd, 2013

March 11: Robert Townsend on the End of the Historical Enterprise

History today often seems deeply divided, as public historians and educators complain about the disengagement of academics and college and university professors pursue increasingly esoteric subjects of research. Robert Townsend spoke on the findings of his recent book, History’s Babel, which looks back to the early decades of the historical enterprise to show how efforts to […]